The holidays are full of joy and love, but let’s be real — it can sometimes feel like a frenzy finding the right time and the best ways to connect with the ones we care about most. What’s more, setting aside those special moments for ourselves can sometimes feel just as hectic when trying to squeeze them in amid the holiday festivities. But in this not-so-traditional 2020 holiday season, our #AerieREAL Ambassadors have just the self-care rituals to inspire us all to decompress. 

We recently caught up with a few of our Ambassadors to ask them: what are your self-care rituals during the holidays? Check out the creative and relaxing activities they shared with us in the video and quotes below, then get motivated to try your own self-care practices as you celebrate the season. 

How are you practicing self-care during the holidays? 

“This year, I’m making clay earrings for the different women in my life.”

Christine Hanks

“[We] bake pumpkin bread and pumpkin dog treats for our neighbors, the people we love AND their fur babies.”

Terren Zinbi

“I love spending the holidays going on bike rides with my family.”

Erica Hill

“DIY spa day! I start with a nice, deep conditioning hair mask and then a nice clay mask on my face.”

Maya Jefferson

“I do personalized holiday cards and send them to my friends across the country.”

Elizabeth Gentry

“My holiday self-care tradition is making homemade soaps for my friends and family, using essential oils and even pressed flowers for the perfect touch.”

Katie Uckotter

Now it’s your turn, Aerie fam! Let us know in the comments how you are practicing self-care as you enjoy the holiday season. 

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